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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Idioms 240. The idiom today is to get a foot in
the door. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. If someone gets a foot in the
door, he or she has an opportunity to do something that could lead to further
opportunities ... to future opportunities. That's the point. You know, you just want
to get in there and then from there you could work your way up. So you want to
get your foot in the door. It's almost like somebody slamming a door on you and
you actually put your foot in so that they can't slam it. That's where the idea
comes from to get your foot in the door. Okay. So you're trying to force your way
in. So at least once you're in, then from there you can improve or advance. All right.
So let's look at example number one. I really wanted to work in that company,
but I was unable to get the position I wanted. I decided to apply for and accept
a lower position just to get my foot in the door. In this sense, maybe they'll
take the lower position and hopefully they'll be able to work their way up
later. But at least they got in the company, they could get notice. They can
you know, prove that they're a hard worker. It might be easier to rise from
within the company than trying to get in at a higher position. So that's one way
that we might say that somebody they just want to ...they accepted
that position or that job just to get their foot in the door. Okay. Let's look
at the second example. That company really wanted to break into the Japanese
market. Well whatever it is they're selling, they probably didn't sell in
Japan's market yet. So they competitively lowered their
profit margin just to get a foot in the door. They just want to get in there. So
that you know they can be competitive enough that they can start taking some
of the share of the market. So they just want to get their foot in the door and
once they get their foot in the door hopefully they can build their way up.
Okay. Great. I hope you got it. I hope it's clear. Thank you for your time.
Bye-bye.
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